Don’t you just love sleep? Financial women are healthy, wealthy and wise! Good health definitely requires a good night’s sleep, as you no doubt already know. There are those times when we just can’t get enough sleep, due to kids or work schedules, but I am now at the stage when that is usually just no longer a valid excuse (barring teens still stomping around late!)
Last night, I tossed and turned before finally dozing off. I completely brought this problem on myself by taking a late afternoon nap (it was Sunday, I reasoned!), and then having a cup of my favorite green tea after awakening, to combat the drowsiness, of course.
It occurred to me how we do things that sabotage what we want in life. I know I want to feel rested (and healthy!), so I need to do the things that will accomplish this. Our money is no different, and it is just as easy to sabotage wealth building efforts as it is other areas of our lives. Instead of late afternoon naps and tea, the saboteurs are:
- Not paying attention to money
- Not calculating monthly cash flow (tracking income and expenses)
- Buying things with no real value that require high interest debt
- Not taking steps to protect our investment savings
- Letting someone else completely take care of our money
- Not learning the basics on investing money
The list could go on for days, but this short list should get you thinking. Do you know what you are doing that gets in the way of what you really want your money to do?
In honor of Father’s Day this week, I’ll end with one of my dad’s favorite quotes that relate to both health and money: Go to bed early, get up early, and save your money! These are good habits, indeed, for being a healthy and wealthy financial woman. Any money habits you want to change so you can create a rich life?